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Koch-Funded Group Launches New Assault On Obamacare

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Conservative activists opposed to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable...

Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by the Koch brothers, unveiled a TV ad blitz Thursday attacking vulnerable Senate Democrats ov...

Koch Brothers Hit Democrats On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released a pair of TV ads Thursday that seize on the flawed rol...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Conservative Groups: Are You Kidding Me?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a...

Luke Johnson

Boehner Slams 'Ridiculous' Move By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a hard swing Wednesday at conservative groups opposing the newly announced bipartisan budget de...

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.

Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released an attack ad on Wednesday criticizing Se...

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.

Koch-Backed Group Blew Through Records In 2012

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity — the main political arm of billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch — spent a staggering $122 million l...

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

Why Is Google Helping the Kochs Attack Wind Power?

Brad Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Johnson

Several organizations supported by Internet giant Google are calling on Congress to let the wind production tax credit to expire.

Koch-Backed Group's Efforts May Have Backfired

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful interest group's aggressive efforts to sway a normally sleepy city election in Iowa may ha...

Biden Phones Mayoral Winner In Tiny Coralville, Iowa

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Coralville, Iowa, Mayor-elect John Lundell received a congratulatory phone call from Vice President Joe Biden shortly after his victory Tuesday night....

Koch-Backed Group Injects Itself Into Small Town Races

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Election seasons in this small eastern Iowa town are usually cordial affairs. But this year, a group backed by the billionaire Ko...

Koch Group Wades Into Tiny Iowa Election

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — No election may be too small for the independent political groups vying for influence in the United Stat...

Conservatives Pour Millions Into Anti-Obamacare Ads

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Groups spend millions to attack healthcare law * Among the ads' targets: Incumbent Democrats * Obama-aligned group pus...

Red State Dems Face Fire From Koch-Backed Group

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to t...

What Ted Cruz Doesn't Want You to Know

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

By now it seems pretty clear that Sen. Ted Cruz has a plan to occupy the White House. But he doesn't want people to know too much about it. And he definitely doesn't want you to know about the special interests that have already begun to bankroll his political ambitions.

Paul Blumenthal

No Election Is Too Small For The Koch Brothers' Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside interest groups spent at record levels in state-level judicial elections in the 2012 election cycle, according to a new report, ...

John Celock

Democrat Vows To Take On Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The leading critic of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is seeking a return to the state Legislature with a vow to reduce the influence of the...

John Celock

Charges Fly In New Jersey Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan didn't agree on much of anything during Friday's U.S. Senate candidate debate in New Jersey, trading...

John Celock

Palin Bashes Booker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin has weighed in on New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election, endorsing Republican Steve Lonegan over Democratic frontrunner Cory Booker. ...

The IRS Scandal That Wasn't

Michael Winship | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

This is a story about how bureaucratic bungling was turned into scandal by right-wing politicians desperate to spin gold from straw.

Conservatism... It's the New Liberalism

Lauren Windsor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet's resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific acts?

Sam Stein

Obamacare Ad Wars Not All That Warlike Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Though the political world may be in the midst of another high-stakes standoff over the fate of health care reform, advocates and opponents of the pre...